The bottle is made up of 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Chardonnay from the challenging 2011 and 2010 vintages. The wine itself was fermented in old oak barrels with weekly batonnage and allowed to partially go through malolactic conversion before being aged on its lees for 24 months in bottle. This was disgorged back in 2014 with a dosage of 10 grams/liter. The nose shows a cream, rustic cracker, green apple, light citrus, and mirabelle plum. The palate is focused and light with candied apples, cream, and yellow plum. Try this with grilled Eggplant Rollatini. D&M Tasting Notes
A grower from the far South in the Côte des Bar, Bernard Gaucher and their Brut NV. We have seen an distinct uptick in interest in the wines hailing from this area, and it is easy to see why. As the Aube is located far to the south of Champagne, it has a generosity of fruit that is less present in wines from the Northern Districts. Gaucher is no different. Bernard is active in the day to day operation of the vineyard, along with four full time employees and up to 80 during their hand-picked harvest. Today, Bernard’s son Guillaume is in charge of the cellar and is taking on a increasingly large role in the estate.
RM or récoltant-manipulant. Driven by passion for their product, these producers bottle and sell their wines under their own labels. There is a potential for high quality combined with good value, and wines that might reflect the terroir of small plots of land rather than standardised blends. R stands for Récoltant ( the literal translation is "Harvester") M stands for Manipulant ( literally "Handler") These "grower" champagnes account for just under 3 percent of the total market.
Bernard Gaucher Brut Champagne-RM
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- SKU #: 6474